The Blue Mountains kids behind Cloud Control have been busy since their debut album Bliss Release in 2010. After much hype, splendour appearances and whirlwind tours, Cloud Control seemed to disappear.
What happened to them since then? It’s a question bassist Jeremy Kelshaw is asked a lot.
‘A lot of people come up and say “you disappeared”, “what have you been doing,” and “we haven’t heard much from you,’” Kelshaw said. “But from our perspective it was like, working our asses off is what we’ve been doing,” he laughed.
“We got picked up by a UK and US record label, so we ended up just releasing the album twice I guess. Everything had finished up for the album here in Australia by the time that got through. So that’s why it was a while there. We played heaps of European shows and some other shows.”
“And then we took off last year to get our heads together, and get out a record. We wrote it in about nine months last year. I don’t feel like we’ve gone too slowly. In between US and other tours it took almost two years.”
Jeremy is talking of course, about their new record, Dream Cave. Odds are, you’ve probably heard this song floating around.
Kelshaw dismisses the idea that their second album was under more pressure. ‘I think everything you do is make or break, do you know what I mean?,’ he said.
‘Every song you make, every song you release, every live show, everything … There really are no second chances.”
“You’re constantly trying to make sure that we did what we could have done. How was it making the album? Really exhilarating and really full on at the same time. I don’t think there’s any difference making the first record. We just want so much to get it right for the first record as well.”
Their second album, Dream Cave was recorded partly in caves.
“We did a bunch of vocals and we did a bunch of what’s called ‘re-amping’, we got a drum part or a keyboard part, or a guitar part that was already recorded in a studio and then trying that out in the cave and just recorded it like that,” Jeremy said. ”So it just sounds like you’re playing in a cave – which you really are.’
“So that came through all over the record as well as a bunch of straight up vocals we recorded part of in a cave.”
How did they come by the idea of recording in caves? Continue reading